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Great Fen Visitor Center Winning Proposal / Shiro Studio

01:00 - 21 May, 2013
Great Fen Visitor Center Winning Proposal / Shiro Studio, Courtesy of Shiro Studio
Courtesy of Shiro Studio

Shiro Studio, in collaboration with Mesh Partnership and Equals Consulting were just announced by RIBA as the winning team of the Great Fen Visitor Center competition. Sitting beautifully within the expansive landscape, the team had skillfully incorporated elements of the traditional Fenland building typology within an exciting contemporary visitor center design. The silvery and bog-oak black exterior, shimmering with the play of Fenland light, would contrast markedly with, and complement, its spacious, light-filled interiors and panoramic views onto the surrounding landscape. More images and architects' description after the break.